Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
The Volkswagen ID.4 is priced slightly above the closely related Skoda Enyaq, although one version (the Pure Life) does still qualify for a £2500 Government electric car grant. We'd steer you away from the range-topping variants, especially the GTX, but otherwise the ID.4 isn't too expensive.
PCP finance deals are usually competitive, although the ID.4 is predicted to depreciate more quickly than many of its rivals, including the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6 and Tesla Model 3. Like all pure-electric cars, the ID.4 will cost you peanuts in company car tax.
Volkswagen finished in 20th place (out of 30 brands) in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey. For context, Hyundai was joint third, Kia was ninth, BMW was 13th, Tesla was 15th and Ford was down in joint 27th place.
The ID.4’s battery warranty lasts for eight years/100,000 miles and the rest of the car is warranted for three years/60,000 miles. That’s not great when you consider that the Kia e-Niro and EV6 come with warranties that stretch to seven years/100,000 miles.